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POWERED BY TRUCKS : Anthony Trucks     Have you ever noticed that when you go to the gym the same people are there before...

POWERED BY TRUCKS : Anthony Trucks 

   Have you ever noticed that when you go to the gym the same people are there before you get there, and are still there when you’re leaving over an hour later? If you said yes then you have sighted the gym rats. This breed is a unique bunch because they usually don’t understand the concept between training and working out. They like to spend 5 hours at the gym “working out” while they hog equipment and take 5 minutes between each set forcing people who want to actually “train” to wait on them while they discuss useless things or talk on the phone.

   Simple gym etiquette rules to make sure you don’t turn into a rat

>> Re-rack your weights!

>> A training session should not last more than 2 hours, MAX

>> Don’t offer unsolicited advice to every person you see because your buddy told you some new “bro-science” about the bicep curl.

>> Training means you might ACTUALLY sweat because you’re moving at a consistent pace through your workout, not taking a half hour to complete three sets.

>> Use the machines the way they were intended. 

>> STOP doing bicep curls in the squat rack.

>> DO NOT SKIP LEG DAY. You look like bricks on sticks, and your body needs it

>> Ladies, if you want that body you see in the magazines you have to get off the treadmill and venture into the weight room, TRUST ME.

>> If you’re going to make loud noises to attract attention to yourself. Make sure you’re lifting correctly.

If this is you it’s not too late to change your ways. If not, then congrats and good luck in your training.

Anthony Trucks is the owner of Trucks Training facility in Brentwood and covers weight training for SportStars.

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